Liposuction vs. Fat Freezing (CoolSculpting®) in Green, OH

Liposuction has long been hailed as the top body contouring procedure available. Recently, a new non-invasive treatment called CoolSculpting® has taken the body contouring scene by storm. CoolSculpting® freezes fat to produce body sculpting results without any surgery or downtime. Is this new treatment as good as it sounds? Does liposuction still have a place in modern body contouring treatments? Let’s compare these two fat reduction techniques to find out.

The Procedure

You may be familiar with the liposuction procedure: using a small metal tube, called a cannula, fat is vacuumed out of the body to enhance the figure. This is a surgical procedure that is performed with the aid of anesthesia, ensuring patient comfort. CoolSculpting® is a little different, using a unique cooling device to freeze fat cells from the surface of the skin. During treatment, patients wear the CoolSculpting® applicator on the treatment area. The device delivers cooling energy to the desired areas of fat for the duration of the 30 to 60-minute treatment session. During this time, patients may feel a cold sensation in the treatment area, but are able to relax and even read a book or use their cell phone.

The Results

Liposuction produces instant results, as fat is removed from the body during treatment. CoolSculpting® destroys fat cells during treatment, but it can take a few weeks for the destroyed cells to be completely eliminated from the body. For that reason, it can take up to a month or longer to notice the full results from treatment. Multiple treatments are often needed to achieve the desired results with CoolSculpting®, while only one liposuction treatment is necessary.

The Recovery

CoolSculpting® is non-invasive, so there is no downtime after the procedure. Patients are able to return to work and other activities immediately after their appointment. Liposuction, on the other hand, may require patients to take time away from work and other usual activities. Recovery can vary depending on the extent of treatment, but for most patients, the initial recovery period only lasts a week or two.

Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Both liposuction and CoolSculpting® are effective fat reduction techniques, so the treatment that is best for you may depend on your treatment goals or personal preference. If you are considering either of these treatments, contact us to schedule a consultation at Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center. We welcome patients from Green, Beachwood and Akron, OH.

Liposuction, CoolSculpting®, Tummy Tuck: Which Procedure is Right for You?

When it comes to addressing stubborn fat in the stomach, there are many body contouring options available. The right procedure for you will depend on many factors, including your desired results and the types of treatment techniques you are comfortable with. Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center is proud to offer these and other treatments to residents of Green, Beachwood, Akron and the nearby areas of Ohio.

For Patients Who Would Like to Avoid Surgery

Surgery can be intimidating, so many patients would like to avoid this while still achieving body-contouring results. Fortunately, CoolSculpting® offers a completely non-surgical and non-invasive body contouring treatment by freezing and destroying fat cells from the skin’s surface. Multiple treatments are often necessary, but this technique provides fat reduction benefits without the scarring, downtime and recovery associated with other treatments.

For Patients Who Want Dramatic Improvements

A tummy tuck provides some of the most impressive body contouring results, creating a toned, firm abdomen. This is a great procedure for patients who are trying to achieve significant improvements in their figure. However, it requires more extensive surgery. Tummy tuck procedures remove fat, eliminate excess skin, and tighten the abdominal muscles to produce results.

For Patients Somewhere In Between

If you are comfortable with surgery but do not need the full tummy tuck procedure, then liposuction may be the best option for you. Liposuction is a versatile technique that can remove fat from nearly anywhere on the body. The benefit of using it for the abdominal area is that it can be used in multiple spots to sculpt the body while minimizing the size and visibility of scarring. Liposuction can also produce impressive body contouring results, but unlike a tummy tuck, it does not eliminate excess skin.

Where Can I Learn More About These Treatments?

If you are considering any of these body contouring treatments, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We can help you determine the procedure that is best for you in order to help you achieve optimal results.